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Missing child found: A kidnapped 11-year-old girl rescued after police tracked down a girl’s iPad in Pennsylvania

Keith Lilioc, 43, was arrested and admitted he offered the child a ride but denied touching it.

byPeter Charalambos and Victoria Arancio

Wed, Mar 29, 2023 11:32 p.m

11-year-old kidnapped and rescued after Pennsylvania police track her iPad

Youngwood, Pennsylvania – An 11-year-old girl who was kidnapped from Youngwood, Pennsylvania, was found Monday after police used geolocation on her iPad to find her, according to the Westmoreland District Attorney’s Office.

The DA’s office said the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Keith Liliuc, 43, and charged him with luring a child into a vehicle and interfering with child custody.

The child told police she was riding her bike to Pittsburgh to visit her sister on Sunday when she stopped at a gas station to take a break. Authorities said the victim left her bike at the gas station, walked to a nearby Dollar General, where Liliuc allegedly approached her and offered to drive her wherever she needed him after the store closed.

According to the prosecutor’s office, video surveillance from Dollar General showed Liliuc talking to the child for more than 20 minutes. The sniffer dog team found the victim’s scent near the gas station.

Police allege Liliuc drove the child to his home in South Greensburg, Pennsylvania, leaving her in the car for five minutes as he entered.

“The victim told police that Liliuc rubbed her leg and touched her stomach area under her shirt before asking him to take her to a friend’s house in Latrobe,” the press release said.

According to investigators, the key to the child’s recovery was an iPad, which allowed law enforcement to geo-locate the child at a home near Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

Police pulled the child from a home in Latrobe and arrested Leliuc on Monday afternoon.

Authorities said Liliuc told police he had offered the girl a ride but denied touching her.

He is being held without bail in the Westmoreland County Jail.

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